1998 Detroit Lions season

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1998 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Bobby Ross
General manager Chuck Schmidt
Owner William Clay Ford, Sr.
Home field Pontiac Silverdome
Results
Record 5–11
Division place 4th NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Uniform
NFC-Throwback2-Uniform-DET.PNG
Timeline
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< 1997 1999 >

The 1998 Detroit Lions season was their 69th in the league. The team failed to improve upon their previous season's output of 9–7 and did not make a repeat playoff appearance, instead posting their third 5–11 mark in seven seasons.[1] This was the last year Barry Sanders would ever play in the NFL.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1998 Detroit Lions staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Sylvester Croom
  • Quarterbacks – Jim Zorn
  • Running Backs – Frank Falks
  • Wide Receivers – Jerry Sullivan
  • Tight Ends – Bob Palcic
  • Offensive Line – Jack Henry
  • Offensive Assistant – Stan Kwan
  • Quality Control/Offense – John Misciagna
 

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator – Larry Peccatiello
  • Defensive Line – Brian Baker
  • Linebackers – Gary Moeller
  • Defensive Backs – Richard Selcer
  • Defensive Assistant – Don Clemons
  • Quality Control/Defense – Dennis Murphy

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams – Chuck Priefer
  • Special Teams Assistant – Stan Kwan

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Bert Hill

[2]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 6, 1998 at Green Bay Packers L 38–19
60,102
2 September 13, 1998 Cincinnati Bengals L 34–28 OT
66,354
3 September 20, 1998 at Minnesota Vikings L 29–6
63,107
4 September 28, 1998 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 27–6
74,724
5 October 4, 1998 at Chicago Bears L 31–27
66,944
6 Bye
7 October 15, 1998 Green Bay Packers W 27–20
77,932
8 October 25, 1998 Minnesota Vikings L 34–13
77,885
9 November 1, 1998 Arizona Cardinals L 17–15
66,087
10 November 8, 1998 at Philadelphia Eagles L 10–9
66,785
11 November 15, 1998 Chicago Bears W 26–3
63,152
12 November 22, 1998 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 28–25
64,265
13 November 26, 1998 Pittsburgh Steelers W 19–16 OT
78,139
14 December 6, 1998 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 37–22
70,717
15 December 14, 1998 at San Francisco 49ers L 35–13
68,585
16 December 20, 1998 Atlanta Falcons L 24–17
67,143
17 December 27, 1998 at Baltimore Ravens L 19–10
68,045

Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(1) Minnesota Vikings 15 1 0 .938 556 296 W8
(5) Green Bay Packers 11 5 0 .688 408 319 W3
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8 8 0 .500 314 295 W1
Detroit Lions 5 11 0 .313 306 378 L4
Chicago Bears 4 12 0 .250 276 368 L1

Awards and Records[edit]

Barry Sanders retired as the third leading rusher in NFL history.

  • 15,269 yards.
  • 109 touchdowns
  • 5.0 average per rush attempt


References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998 Detroit Lions
  2. ^ "All-Time Coaches". DetroitLions.com. Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-09.